Recently I tried to have some high resolution scans done of some 35mm portraits that I took earlier this year. My goal was to be able to scan and reproduce (in print) some of the nude portraits I shot earlier this year. This proved to be impossible at home, as my photos are dry-mounted to foam core, the board does not lay on my scanner flat, and my scanner does not have options for high-res photo scans. (Scans from the negatives would not help either, due to some of the manipulations I performed in the darkroom.)
I was ecstatic to hear that I could get the job done at FedEx. However, upon arrival I was told that they would not be able to do it because they are a "family-oriented business". The associate also told me that I would have a difficult time scanning anywhere else of the like (OfficeMax, Office Depot, Wal-Mart, etc.) and told me his best suggestion would be to find somewhere that I could be more discreet about it (where I would be doing the scanning myself), but I don't even know what, if any, consequences there would be if I were to get caught.
Without the option of buying my own scanner at the moment, I find myself stuck. I am not sure what else to do or where else to try, and while I understand the issue, I can't help but feel incredibly frustrated.
Has anyone else dealt with a similar situation before? Is this something that I'll encounter with developing and scanning film as well? Any suggestions...?